Senior Malware Researcher

Santa Clara, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

We are seeking a passionate hacker who derives purpose in life by reverse engineering complex botnets and APTs and developing anti-malware solutions to detect and remediate them. You will participate in the design and implementation of Cyphort next generation network security product, and will be faced with some of security’s hardest and most interesting problems.
Duties and responsibilities
Analyze malware behavior throughout the kill chain.
Reverse malware binaries to extract key behavioral indicators.
Alternatively, specialize in Vulnerability and exploit detection
Utilize various analysis tools to unpack, decrypt, safely detonate, capture communication of suspicious binaries and documents.
Author blog posts describing malware behavior, trends in cyber criminal activity, network breaches, cyber espionage attacks and global malware campaigns.
Analyze reports of false positive and false negative detections and take or recommend appropriate remediation actions.
Build tools to automate daily activities.
Qualifications
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge in Security and Malware detection technologies
Understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP)
Expertise in either Windows or MacOS malware analysis
Familiarity with snort rules
Programming background with scripting languages such as Perl or Python
Experience using network security attack and prevention tools ( Wireshark, Metasploit, Snort).
Experience using Reverse Engineering tools (IDA pro, Windbg, ollydbg).
BS or BSE in computer science/engineering, or equivalent experience
Goal oriented and results-driven attitude
Indomitable work ethic
Excellent team player
Optional
Experience with vulnerability discovery and exploit detection

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